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26th Annual Sweetwater Triathlon, Duathlon, 5k Fun Run

Come join the Kiwanis Club of Douglas County for the 26th Annual Sweetwater Triathlon-Duathlon and 5K. KIWANIS is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at at time.

Sweetwater Creek State Park is a peaceful tract of wilderness only minutes from downtown Atlanta, with wooded trails through fields and forest, showcasing ferns, magnolias, wild azaleas and hardwoods. 

The Triathlon begins in the reservoir with a 200 yard swim, followed by a 10 miles bike on asphalt and finishing with a 5K run through a wooded trail. Experience some of what the beautiful park has to offer on this beginner Tri.

The Duathlon will begin on the trail, with the 5K run, followed by the 10 miles asphalt bike ride and finishing with a 5K run on the trail.  

The 5K will run on the road and trail.





Event details and schedule


Check in/On-site Registration, 7:00 a.m.,  Shelter#1

Triathlon starts at 8:30am

Duathlon starts at 8:00am

5K Fun Run starts at 8:00am

Course Description:    

Swim Course- Lake/Reservoir

Bike Course - Road

Run Course - Combination Road and Trails all inside State Park

Age Groups:  15 & under, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55- 59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+.

Awards:  Three deep: male and female in all categories, with overall male and female winners. 

Amenities:     Water on course and refreshments at finish

T-Shirts:  Provided following the race or at early packet pickup. ** Must register by May 31st to be guaranteed a T-shirt**

Sponsors:  Kiwanis Club of Douglas County, Georgia

Directions:  I-20 West from Atlanta to Exit 41 (Lee Road). Go south on Lee Road approximately one mile and turn left on Cedar Terrace Road. Follow Cedar Terrace Road until it dead ends into Mt Vernon Road. Turn right and follow signs for parking and check-in/registration.

 ***PLEASE NOTE: A state park fee of $5 will be payable to the park upon arrival. The fee may change without notice.  Those registering for a cycling event must have a helmet to participate.

Contact:  kiwanisdouglasga@gmail.com


To Mail-in Registration Form

Sweetwater Creek State Park Triathlon, Duathlon and 5K

Mail by 5/10/2018

Make checks payable to:
Kiwanis Club of Douglas County

Mail entry form to:
Kiwanis Club of Douglas County
PO Box 69
Douglasville, GA 30133

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